A new method for obtaining the probability density function of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) conditioned on the measured PMD value at an offset optical frequency is introduced. This method is advantageous in its ability to accurately and efficiently estimate the conditional distribution far in the tails.
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(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
Antonio Mecozzi, "Efficient method for the extraction of the conditional probability distribution of polarization mode dispersion," Opt. Lett. 29, 1482-1484 (2004)